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interprète une quadrilogie

English translation: evokes a four-part suite

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French term or phrase:interprète une quadrilogie
English translation:evokes a four-part suite
Entered by: Romina Minucci
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14:08 Feb 29, 2012
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Marketing - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / press release
French term or phrase: interprète une quadrilogie
XXX interprète une quadrilogie au fil des collections sur le thème des Quatre Eléments dont le second opus s’est joué avec l’Eau pour la saison Automne-Hiver 2012.

Again it is a press release about a collection of jewels. I cannot find a good way to translate the first part of the sentence.

Thank you again for your help
R
Romina Minucci
Italy
Local time: 11:49
evokes a four-part suite
Explanation:
Please also note the musical references in "dont le second opus s’est joué"
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Sandra& Kenneth
Israel
Local time: 12:49
Grading comment
merci
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
3 +4evokes a four-part suite
Sandra& Kenneth
3 +1XXX's collections so far have been inspired by
LauretteT
3execute a quadrilogy
Paola D
3is staging a tetralogycc in nyc


  

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execute a quadrilogy


Explanation:
Checked a few entries on Le Petit Robert and the Collins English Dictionary...I' choose "execute"...

Paola D
Local time: 11:49
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: Sounds rather stilted in EN, unfortunately.
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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
XXX's collections so far have been inspired by


Explanation:
quadrilogy does exist but is a little cumbersome, as Tony says.

So how about forgetting it and leading right up to the 4 elements


an idea

LauretteT
France
Local time: 11:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Donatella Talpo
2 mins
  -> Grazie Donatella!
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is staging a tetralogy


Explanation:
Sort of in keeping with the "opus" theme.

cc in nyc
Local time: 05:49
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 54
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54 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
evokes a four-part suite


Explanation:
Please also note the musical references in "dont le second opus s’est joué"

Sandra& Kenneth
Israel
Local time: 12:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
merci

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  cc in nyc: nice
2 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  LauretteT: yes, nice
1 hr
  -> Thanks!

agree  philgoddard: Or "performs", perhaps.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Phil! "Performs" seems a better choice indeed.

agree  Verginia Ophof: music to my ears !!
3 hrs
  -> Thanks! :-)
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